Protocols for the Measurement of Atmospheric Pressure

The purpose of this document is to provide information regarding the methodology and technology to be used to measure atmospheric pressure. The goal is to ensure that data collected is accurate and consistent from station to station as well as conforming to World Meteorological Organization (WMO) standards as much as possible. The nature and location of Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) weather stations means that strict adherence to WMO standards is not always possible. In these cases, discrepancies should be noted and technicians will have to make decisions on how to best accommodate any issues. No official formal standard operating procedure (SOP) for the measurement of atmospheric pressure has been written by the Government of Alberta. Most knowledge has been passed on through demonstration, collaboration, and mentorship. Guidance was gained from the WMO publication: Guide to Meteorological Instruments and Methods of Observation (2008 edition, updated 2010).

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Short Name of Publication Protocols for the Measurement of Atmospheric Pressure
Deliverable Type SOP
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Program Type OSM
Author Alberta Environment and Parks
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Year of Publication 2018
Publishing Organization Alberta Environment and Parks
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Recomended Citation The preparation of this document was made possible through the cooperation and efforts of Alberta Environment and Parks Environmental Monitoring and Science Division staff and staff of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry cooperating as the Meteorological Working Group.